Rice faces the challenge of slowing down the Air Force option offense, which has produced an average of 328.8 yards rushing per game this season.
With a "white" Christmas greeting the schools from Houston and Colorado in Fort Worth Tuesday, the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl practice schedules for Rice and Air Force have changed for Wednesday (December 26).
With SMU’s 43-10 win over Fresno State in Monday’s Sheraton Hawai’i Bowl, a Conference USA school will be trying to even the post-season record between the two leagues when Rice challenges Air Force in the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl.
Happy Holidays and it is “bowl week” for the 10th annual Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl.
By Ron Richards, www.armedforcesbowl.com
Fashion has become one of the most interesting and anticipated elements of college sports the past couple of seasons and it is again at the forefront when Air Force faces off against Rice in the December 29 Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl.
The Rice Owls will look their patriotic best for the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl thanks to a specially designed stars-and-stripes helmet.
Duty...honor...country...commitment...service – all these military terms play a significant role in explaining Air Force veteran and All-America football defenseman Chad Hennings’ many accomplishments.
His remarkable sense of leadership, poise and desire to give back have helped him excel as an All-America defensive lineman at Air Force Academy, a standout and Super Bowl winner with the Dallas Cowboys from 1993-2001 and 2007 inductee into the NFF College Hall of Fame.
But his most impressive ledger may have come in community service and humanitarian contributions.
1982-85 Air Force defensive backfield standout and 2012 inductee into the NFF College Hall of Fame Scott Thomas is no stranger to pressure situations demanding leadership and fortitude.